Posted on August 08, 2012

In October last year, Merlin Entertainments approached us to cover the construction of an exciting new roller coaster project at Thorpe Park - aptly titled 'The Swarm'.

The ride, which opened earlier this year, boasts five gut-wrenching inversions, a head first 127ft drop and speeds of nearly 100kph. It's also the UK's first roller coaster to feature a 'winged' seating position - the only thing above or below the rider is air!

Here's one of the first images captured by our Lobster Pot:

And here's the finished roller coaster:

Head over to the Official Thorpe Park Website or the Official Thorpe Park Facebook Page to find out more about The Swarm - including developer diaries, fan discussions and details on how to book tickets.